Articles | Volume 9, issue 3
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-1063-2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-1063-2016
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15 Mar 2016
Research article |  | 15 Mar 2016

New temperature and pressure retrieval algorithm for high-resolution infrared solar occultation spectroscopy: analysis and validation against ACE-FTS and COSMIC

Kevin S. Olsen, Geoffrey C. Toon, Chris D. Boone, and Kimberly Strong

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A new version of the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment Fourier transform spectrometer was intended to be sent to Mars to perform a detailed study of the composition of the Martian atmosphere. Of critical importance for such a mission is a method to accurately determine the temperature and pressure of the atmosphere. This paper presents a new algorithm for measuring temperature and pressure from high-resolution infrared spectra of CO2 absorption and applies it to terrestrial spectra.